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This week’s top stories bring some nifty research to the table: meat and diabetes, school lunches and student health, Alzheimer’s and herbs! The FDA tries some more baby steps towards regulating dangerous stuff in our food — what a neat idea! — and processed foods reach a new low, sending children to the emergency room. GMO apples that resist turning brown won’t save the world; but they’re the hot new biotech item, and the USDA seeks public comment about it. Also, cattle ranchers hate Joan Jett — read on to find out why!
The EPA has introduced new pesticide labeling rules in order to protect bees and other pollinators. The new labels will prohibit use of some pesticides when bees are present.
Highly toxic soil fumigant methyl iodide will no longer be sold in the US, to the relief of ecovores, farm workers, environmental scientists, and sustainability fans across the country.
As if industrial agriculture wasn’t polluting water enough with manufactured chemical pesticides, now researchers have discovered that U.S. streams are also contaminated with insecticides genetically engineered into plants. According to a study published last week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Bt toxin from GMO corn is finding its way into streams.
Recent (unbiased) research has shown that organic strawberries are more flavorful, healthful and better for the soil.
[social_buttons] This is the second in a series of posts that seeks to explain some of the detailed, crop-specific reasons that pesticides get used, and how that is actually important [ … ]
Finding sustainable sources of seafood is becoming increasingly difficult. Should you buy farmed or wild caught? And what are the most sustainable choices? I’ve talked about sustainable seafood before, and [ … ]
Really, folks? Were we questioning the possibility that organically grown foods were more nutritious than traditional grown? I think not. We (being fully informed consumers) know that food is food [ … ]
You’ve worked hard getting that garden planted and tending it with care, but inevitably nature takes its course and the bugs find those veggies. Is it any surprise they’d want [ … ]
You’ve likely heard of Skin Deep, the cosmetic safety database which lists the toxicity of ingredients in personal care products. But did you know there is now a similar database [ … ]
According to research published in The Journal of HortScience, produce now lacks not only the taste, but also the amount of nutrients it had just 50 years ago. Vegetables today [ … ]
It’s strawberry season, at least for those of us who live in the temperate western or southern regions of the United States. But before you rush out to snatch up [ … ]